Hayley Mulenda – Keynote Speaker

Award-winning Author and Change Agent Tackling Mental Health Issues

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Specialist Subjects

  • Real Models, Not Role Models
  • Human Beings
  • Pain To Purpose
  • Building Bridges, Not Walls
  • Reverse Mentoring: Programme
  • Increasing Diversity
  • Higher Retention


  • English


After nearly taking her own life at the age of 18, Hayley Mulenda realised how mental health issues are increasingly affecting millennials and she was passionate to do something about it. Hayley’s experience and insight makes her a credible voice for diversity and inclusion as well as mental health and well-being.

Hayley’s story has graced some of the world’s biggest stages from Wembley Arena to Oslo Spektrum. From helping leaders bridge the gap with millennials and Gen-Zs to creating a safe space and mentoring hundreds of young people from diverse and lower socioeconomic backgrounds, Hayley really is passionate to make a change. Hayley sits on the board of Wagamama as well as consulting their CEO to help reach young people from more diverse backgrounds.

Hayley Mulenda’s unique set of skills has given her access to C-Suite Executives and Graduates from FTSE 100 and Fortune 50 companies, helping provide strategies that help employees with wellbeing and inclusion. Some of her keynotes have impacted Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond working with their senior leaders as well as speaking with the CEO & senior leaders of Unilever. Her clientele has ranged from JP Morgan, Harrods, Clifford Chance, Google and The Cabinet Office. As well as covering the private sector, she has been able to work with Government officials as well as The Commonwealth Secretariat to give her thoughts on social mobility and young people.

Hayley Mulenda specialises in delivering unforgettable and powerful keynotes, Fireside chats, Q&A’s, workshops and seminars. Her talks have been described as mesmerising, impactful and life-changing. Maya Angelou said it best, “you may not always remember what they say but with Hayley’s talks, you will always remember how she made you feel. Hayley will leave you feeling inspired.” Alongside her Corporate work, Hayley has worked with several recognisable brands including Invisalign and is the Author of “The ABCs to Student Success” – where Hayley interlinks the alphabet, psychology and life lessons to ensure that students are able to deal with different circumstances that will enhance their success, not just academically, but in life as well.

Popular Talks by Hayley Mulenda

Real Models, Not Role Models

We don’t need more role models, we need more real models. We need to remember the power of authenticity and the power of vulnerability. Let’s make being real… ideal. Maybe we shouldn’t inspire others to be another version of us, but a better version of themselves. Being a real model is more powerful than being a role model.

Human Beings

We are not human doings but human beings, people can not connect with us because of what we do, they connect with us because of who we are – This is an awakening on the importance of prioritizing your happiness. If securing the bag means you are going to lose yourself – then you’re doing it all wrong. This keynote explores the importance of ensuring you are being fulfilled and not just functioning.

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